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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Medical Delivery Drones

Probably most useful for specific and perhaps temporary contexts. But shows how this can be useful.

Operator prepares drone to carry medical specimens Hospital Using Drones to Fly Blood Samples Between Buildings

Associated Press   By Jonathan Drew

United Parcel Service (UPS) and startup drone manufacturer Matternet this week launched the first continuing commercial drone delivery service in the U.S., with a short flight transporting a medical sample between North Carolina hospitals. UPS intends to make multiple daily drone flights for the state's WakeMed Health & Hospitals network, enhancing the ground service performed by another company, and eventually rolling out similar services to other U.S. hospitals. Matternet is operating the WakeMed drone as part of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's Integration Pilot Program. The quadcopter drone is flown remotely by a pilot....."

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